Behind the scenes of a new program teaching kids to swim during the school day

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV From the time the Greenbrier Valley Aquatic Center (GVAC) was conceived, the goal has always been the same–enhanced water safety in southern West Virginia. Approximately half of Americans cannot swim safely, and that costs lives every single year. Especially in a place where summers are built around time spent in the […]

Alderson Archers ready for state tournament next weekend 

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Last year, a group of Alderson Elementary staff including Jason Ward, Andrea Edge, Alicia Utterback, Matthew Tabor, and Greg Eary began an archery team at Alderson Elementary. “We started with a bare bones program,” remembers Ward. “We only had three targets, a couple of bows, and a couple of arrows.”  Now […]

Greenbrier County’s broadband expansion ‘has been a struggle’

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV February 6, 2023 “Everybody deserves the opportunity to be connected,” says Dr. Vicky Cline, Director of Technology & Testing for Greenbrier County Schools (GCS). “Through our grant, we hope to at least get families without internet access hooked up at no cost to them before the grant runs out.”  On behalf […]